Cherry Cheese Streusel Pizza
Source: Pizza Today, January 1993
Yield: 1 (12-inch) pizza
Cream Cheese Filling
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 ounces granulated sugar
1 medium egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (12-inch) dessert pizza shell - fresh or par-baked
8 ounces Cream Cheese Filling
14 ounces cherry pie filling
3 ounces Streusel Topping
Prepare Cream Cheese Filling: Cut cream cheese into sugar; add egg. Blend at medium speed until fluffy.
Prepare Streusel Topping: Mix flour and brown sugar; cut in butter; mix in pecans and ground cinnamon. Blend thoroughly until crumbly.
Assemble Pizza: Spread cream cheese filling evenly over fresh or par-baked pizza dough. Spread cherry pie filling over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with streusel topping mixture. Bake at 500 degrees F until cheese filling and streusel is lightly browned (about 7-9 minutes). Cool and serve.
NOTE: You will have enough cherry pie filling, cream cheese filling, and streusel topping for several pizzas.
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